The day we woke up at four a.m.

We drove to the monastery only to find that the main gate was still closed / Napped in the car in the pre-dawn dark / Had breakfast at a diner lit with the first slanting rays of daylight, where our waitress told us to have as much hot tea as we liked / Listened to a glorious remix of a song we both love / She guessed the combination to the gate by pure luck / We drove up high into the North County hills / And over a speed bump with BUMP OF MINDFULNESS painted on it / Where we met a young Buddhist nun with a laughing face and shaved head who called to us, Good morning, sisters!

6 comments:

Bridey 11/13/2011 2:30 PM  

That sounds amazing

sui 11/13/2011 3:25 PM  

:)))))
I should've given you that remix. My apologies!!
I was actually there today! They're finally open again.
<3

odessa 11/13/2011 9:18 PM  

beautiful! i miss going to a monastery.

Holly 11/14/2011 12:04 AM  

Bridey - It was pretty dang delicious, mishaps and all.

sui - Don't even worry! It's free to download, and I found my way to it easily enough. I really mustmust make a second attempt at joining them for a Day of Mindfulness...how was it?

odessa - When have you been? What kind? *curious*

odessa 11/14/2011 10:56 PM  

holly, i used to go all the time when i was in the philippines. my grand-uncle (grandpa's first cousin) is a priest and his congregation is also affiliated with this group of monks called the Pink Sisters. we'd go there to hear mass because their singing is so lovely.

Holly 11/15/2011 12:06 AM  

odessa - Ahhh. I'm imagining. I want to hear more when next we meet.

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